A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BJP’s Biren Singh wins Manipur Assembly floor test: The party had won 21 seats against Congress’ 28, but got support from regional outfits and Independents.
  2. Idea Cellular, Vodafone India confirm merger to create India’s largest telecom company: Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla, will head the merged entity.
  3. Missing Indian clerics return to New Delhi, say Pakistan daily falsely called them ‘RAW agents’: They said they were untraceable because they were meeting devotees in the interiors of Sindh, which does not have phone connectivity.
  4. Union Cabinet approves four draft GST Bills, to be picked up by Parliament this week: The supporting bills will be introduced in the House as Money Bills.
  5. Man of Indian origin arrested in London in connection with the murder of one-year-old boy: He was tracked by Scotland Yard after the incident that took place on Saturday night.
  6. Google to change ad policy to avoid products being placed next to controversial content: The move came after several big brands pulled out and the UK government summoned company executives over the issue.
  7. Catholic priest from Kerala stabbed in Melbourne church, allegedly for ‘being Indian’: An Italian man attacked him with a kitchen knife while he was leading mass.
  8. Delhi on high alert despite Jat protests being suspended, metro services restored: The police said that it would conduct security checks across the city and border areas.
  9. BSP leader Mohammad Shami shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad district: He had defected from the Samajwadi Party right before the Assembly elections this year.
  10. Uber president Jeff Jones quits after seven-month stint: This comes after a series of controversies and high-profile resignations in the company.